The Mile High City truly has arrived, somewhere


BY DAVE PERRY, Aurora Sentinel Editor

Direct flights from DIA to London, Reykjavik and Tokyo? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whatever.

Anybody can go to pedestrian towns like that. The REAL news is that United Airlines, at long last, is going to add service from DIA to (drum roll) Grand Forks International Airport in North Dakota. (rim shot)

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Outdoors Fishing Opener

In this May 12, 2009 photo, Allen Nelson of Roseau, Minn., released this 29½-inch walleye on Lake of the Woods, Minn. Anglers on Lake of the Woods and other popular walleye fisheries across the state should be in for good fishing when Minnesota’s 2012 walleye and northern pike season opens Saturday. (AP Photo/The Grand Forks Herald, Brad Dokken)

Church Demolished-Grand Forks

In this Tuesday, May 15, 2011 photo, "Marty" Martzall holds a salvaged scrap of burned wood from the old Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Forks , N.D. Built in 1905, the oldest wood-framed church in Grand Forks was reduced to rubble, razing with it more than 100 years of memories for generations of the city's residents. (AP Photo/The Grand Forks Herald, John Stennes)

Sod House Picture

In this May 16, 2012 photo, Loree Hoverson, left, and her mom, Donna Jean Verwest, hold the iconic photograph of a sod house in western Walsh County taken by photographer John McCarthy in 1898, and later purchased by Verwest's father, pioneer photographer Fred Hultstrand of Park River, N.D., along with McCarthy's studio. An adaptation of the photograph became the Homestead Act centennial stamp fifty years ago. (AP Photo/The Grand Forks Herald, Eric Hylden)

That’s right, folks. No more driving for days into the wilds of America’s last frontier. Soon, not yet, you can sit back and jet to North Dakota’s fabulous, third-largest city, home to 14 neighborhood parks, 28 tennis courts, and a swimming pool. After landing at GFIA (international? Grand Forks? Who knew?) you can motor on over to one of very, very many places to eat, such as the Toasted Frog, or Burger King, or Burrito-a-rama.

Better book your flight now. These babies are gonna fill faster than long john hooked to a cream pump. Has United Airlines ever been wrong?

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